Leica M3 Body (Double Stroke)

Cleaned rangefinder camera in [Excellent], tested and fully working condition.
The Camera was fully serviced (CLA’d) in 2017. It is checked and works great.
The Serial Number is 709325  and was Made in 1954 in Germany.
Comes with a Leica body cap and a red Leica strap.

The camera is tested with film by florianborn.
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There are some signs of use.
Small scratches and marks. Mainly on the base and the top plate.
Larger marks on the top plate. Very small dents on the top right side.
Patina on the back door and on the viewfinder ring.
Very clear viewfinder with normal dust inclusions and adjusted rangefinder.
There is a small dust spot visible in the rangefinder.
Very clean on the inside.

We grant a three months warranty on this camera.

If you also need a lens for the camera, hit me up via the contact form, or you will find some in the shop.

The Leica M3 is a legendary full mechanical 35mm rangefinder camera by Ernst Leitz GmbH (Leica ) introduced in 1954. It was a new starting point for Leitz, which until then had only produced screw-mount Leica cameras. The M3 introduced several features to the Leica, among them the combination of viewfinder and rangefinder in one bright window, the famous Leica M bayonet lens mount, and rapid film advance lever. It was the most successful model of the M series, with over 220,000 units sold by the time production of the M3 model ended in 1966.
The M3 has an exceptionally bright viewfinder with a high magnification factor of 0.92×, which is useful in critical focusing, and especially with long lenses.
It has Framelines for 50, 90 and 135mm are shown, although none for any wider lenses. However, Leica solved this problem in two different ways.
You can use a separate viewfinder slid into the accessory shoe.
Or u use the so-called Leica „Specs“ or „glasses“: These auxiliary lenses/prisms are put in front of the viewfinder and rangefinder windows for the 35mm focal length.
The M3 offers shutter speeds from 1 to 1/1000sec. + Bulb.
It is a very beautiful piece of German craftsmanship.

Please take a close look at the pictures.

Price: 1590CHF
Shipping Switzerland: 12CHF
Shipping International: Max. 52CHF
Status: Available